Clive Barker's Jericho Review
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System: PC, X360, PS3 Review Rating Legend
Dev: Mercury Steam 1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid 4.0 - 4.4 = Great
Pub: Codemasters 2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
Release: Oct. 23, 2007 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 5.0 = The Best
Players: 1 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair
ESRB Rating: Mature 3.5 - 3.9 = Good

In a number of encounters, your squad will be separated and you will have to travel solo and figure out puzzles and other various tasks in order to make it back to the rest of your squad. More often than not, you will have to survive a context sensitive situation. I know it is extreme God of War-ish, but the visuals and the sense of dire peril really aid these into an evolutionary step. There's also the ability of Captain Jones that allows you to posses certain enemies. While this is a great concept, it sometimes become a little idiotic and trivial.

Clive Barker's Jericho screenshot

The highlight for me were the graphics. Not necessarily the character models because those were a little off at moments, but rather the environments. Dripping with gore from every orifice, Jericho gives horror fans exactly what they want. The graphics honestly made me really like the game more. I could look past the nature of the gameplay and other faults as long as I was looking at the various dark demented creatures and settings from the mind of Clive Barker. The sounds also play on the horror appeal. The gruff voice acting is a bit conventional and overdone, but the score does appeal to the senses in a few ways. It even, on occasion, reminds me of the score from Hellraiser.

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Jericho doesn't really bring anything new to the gaming world. It does blend the gory horrific mind of Clive Barker and a shooter game. Just in time for Halloween, this will be a game to remember and help fill your night with the required amounts of gore On the other hand, if you are looking for a horror game with a deep gameplay experience, this is probably not the next must buy game.

By Matthew Walker
CCC Project Coordinator

Features:

  • Story Penned By Clive Barker - Codemasters has teamed up with the master of horror, novelist and filmmaker Clive Barker, on this original paranormal Action/Horror gaming experience.
  • Unique Gameplay Mechanics - Squad mechanics allow players to jump back and forth between Jericho Squad members, allowing them to use the best suited squad members in particular combat situations. Additionally, Jericho Squad members can combine their paranormal powers for even more substantial attacks.
  • A Layered Environment - The ancient city of Al-Khali is formed of layers of different ages that have tried to battle the evil in the past…and have lost. Players will traverse through multiple planes of existence, including the Crusades, WWII, Rome, and more as they try and make their way to the source of evil.
  • An Original Cast of Characters - The Jericho Squad consists of several team members, each with their own special weapons and paranormal powers.

    RATING OUT OF 5
    RATING DESCRIPTION
    3.5
    Graphics
    The gore and monstrosities will please every gore horror fans.
    3.8
    Control
    Surprisingly effective considering the different characters you will control.
    2.7
    Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
    A score that comes close to meshing with the gore horror feel of the game.
    2.4
    Play Value
    Incredibly short game. You'll play through again to makes sure you caught every ounce of blood.
    3.0
    Overall Rating - Fair
    Not an average. See Rating legend above for a final score breakdown.
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